Join CCW for a private wine tasting featuring Summer Sippers $25 or under. See below for complete wine list.
Capped at 24 people.
Since 1987, Peter Weygandt of Weygandt-Metzler Importing has been an importer of top artisanal European wines. He has gained an international reputation for the quality and diversity of his selections. Weygandt Wines in Washington, DC, is the next natural step for Weygandt-Metzler: a retail store dedicated to showcasing Peter’s portfolio, from the most well-known viticultural regions and winemakers to lesser-known appellations as well as up-and-coming producers. It is a place where consumers can come to learn about the portfolio, and occasionally meet the importer and our winemakers.
Weygandt Wines location
Right across from Cleveland Park (Red Line)
$22 - members
$27 - non-members
Lindsay Schattenstein, email@example.com
Summer Sippers - Wine Tasting List
1. Clément et Florian Berthier Sancerre Vieilles Vignes Sur Silex, $22 – Sancerre – Loire Valley, France – 100% Sauvignon Blanc – A beautiful, classic example of Sancerre. From mostly flinty soil over limestone, this is pleasantly herbal, grassy with great texture and a long and distinctive palate. It can be enjoyed as an aperitif, with fish, seafood and cheeses.
2. Tenuta Olim Bauda Gavi di Gavi D.O.C.G., $22 – Piedmont, Italy – 100% Cortese – The Olim Bauda Gavi di Gavi impresses for its centered, pointed fruit and fabulous balance. It possesses striking energy and fullness while avoiding any sense of heaviness. Yellow stone fruits, crushed rocks, mint and rosemary wrap around the persistent finish.
3. Ameztoi Getariako Txakolina “Rubentis”, $22 – Basque, Spain – 50% Hondarribi Beltza, 50% Hondarribi Zuri – This vibrant rosé is made from a mix of red and white indigenous grapes and is bottled with a little residual carbon to give it a light spritz. Light pink in color with attractive aromas of rose petal and strawberry. Crisp and surprisingly concentrated, this nicely proportioned effort will provide enjoyment throughout the summer!
4. Copain Pinot Noir Rosé “Tous Ensemble”, $23 – Anderson Valley, California, USA – 100% Pinot Noir – Light, orange-tinged pink. Expansive, exotically perfumed bouquet evokes wild strawberry, tangerine and dried rose. Sappy, penetrating red berry and blood orange flavors are complemented by a sexy note of candied flowers and a touch of white pepper. Finishes floral and impressively long. This fragrant, expressive rose will work well by itself or with lighter, strongly seasoned foods.
5. La Bastide Blanche Bandol Rosé, $25 – Provence, France – 45% Mourvèdre, 30% Cinsault, 25% Grenache – Quickly becoming one of the highest rated rosés from Bandol, Domaine Bastide Blanche's Bandol Rosé is an outstanding effort from this estate. Giving up rocking cherry blossom, big minerality, orange rind and hints of spice, it has medium-bodied richness, notable freshness and rich, full-flavored profile that pumps out serious fruit on the finish.
6. Crowley Pinot Noir Willamette Valley, $25 – Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA – 100% Pinot Noir – The bouquet offers up a lovely red fruited personality, with notes of cherries, raspberries, soil and a touch of vanillin oak augmenting a rather broad selection of herb tones. On the palate the wine is medium-full,with a good core, fine focus and grip, bright acids and just a touch of tannin all supplying a very promising structural chassis for the wine to age on and eventually blossom.
7. Schiefer Blaufränkisch “Eisenberg”, $25 – Südburgenland, Austria – 100% Blaufränkisch – Fluorescent reddish-purple. Ripe aromas of boysenberry, cherry and spicy oak. Juicy on the attack, showing an appealingly silky texture and flavors of dried fig and spices. Damson plum and a hint of bitter chocolate linger on a cool, minerally finish. This has great energy and will work with pretty much anything you can put on your plate.
8. Ridge Three Valleys, $25 – Sonoma County, CA, USA – 82% Zinfandel, 12% Petite Sirah, 4% Carignane, 2% Alicante Bouschet – A fabulous entry-level Zinfandel-based offering from Ridge. Sweet red stone fruits, spices, mint, leather and wild flowers inform a floral, mid-weight Sonoma red bursting with character and personality. The Three Valleys is made mostly from deselected lots of Geyserville and Lytton Springs, along with a dollop of Russian River fruit.